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Aug 12, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the president to do that has only been questioned when president obama did what everybody else did. [applause] >> my question was not about the they. it was about exemption. he granted it to you at your entire staff very you are exempt from this program. and then to all of the union said that he did. 10 different unions. >> what happened in >> what happened in congress was in the bill. members of congress and the staff are the only employees in congress that lose their health insurance and have to go into the exchange. after we wrote it, we noticed that we're getting health insurance as a benefit. we go into the exchange again if we still want to get some benefit. to have the insurance. got now, i'm not sure they the final decision. the result is we would be no worse off than before we went in the exchange. that's what's going on in congress. i thought you were talking about the ememployer mandate. >> no, the exemption. > thank you. >> yes, sir. >> my name is thurgood, and i don't particularly care for health insurance, but i, too have to go and read about health insurance. so i learn a littl
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 6:30pm EDT
in emergencies. it allows president obama during the boston bombing when he was getting his news of the a cable, he was told get me a live broadcast feed. it was on that very ban he was able to watch what was going on in boston. again, when these ideas are floated, it doesn't work and to get into the details -- it is important to get into the details and suggestions put out there. if something has changed and they can share, let us see the test that it can work now where cannot a year ago. >> looking at some the complaints about the proceedings are bit how is it not being transparent enough? with nab they were 15 times. how are they not being transparent enough? >> they said we will let you see what we are working with. what we could do with them if they won it to get our broadband colleagues together in a room, with the tell them what we think works and what does not. we are all in the same boat and getting this right. i think we could have a lot fewer starts and stops in this process. for example, one of the major things that has to happen is the new agreements with canada and mexico and thes
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:00am EDT
the exact name of it, but anyway, we passed it. president obama signed it into law. it's now being implemented. basically, what happened was is as say with telephony, with just normal telephones there were requirements about access to the hearing impaired and sight impaired. but when you got to the smartphones, there really was no such requirement. some companies were doing it, and we appreciate that, that's great, but there's no real consistency. so we passed this law. now the companies are pretty much getting onboard about how they have to do this and why they do it, and they're doing it and it's good. but there are still some bumps in the road. one is about closed captioning on the internet. you know? and some video closed captioning, what not, to make sure that the deaf and blind community can have full access to all the technology we have today. so i'm a big supporter of that. i think it's important. talk about not leaving people behind, as you said, and just because you have a disability, i don't want you to be left behind when it comes to this either. you should be able to e
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:00pm EDT
communications access act. i can't remember the exact name name but we passed it in president obama signed into law. basically what happened was stay with telephony normal telephones there were requirements about access that when you go to the smartphones there really was no such requirement. some companies were doing that and we appreciate that but not everybody was doing it. we pass this line now companies are pretty much getting on board about how they have to do this and why they do it and they are doing it and it's good that there are still some bumps in the road. one is about closed-captioning on the internet. and some video closed-captioning to make sure that the deaf community can have full access to all the technology. i am a big supporter of that and talk about not leaving people behind as you said and just because you have a disability i don't want you to be left behind. you should be able to enjoy the benefits of a smartphone whether it's an iphone or an android or whatever or a tablet whatever it happens to be. you should be able to enjoy the benefits. >> host: finally senator
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